I always wondered why Red Riding Hood wandered off the path. I mean, how stupid. The instructions clearly said, “DO NOT GO OFF THE PATH!” It’s like those teenagers who hear a sound in the basement and go into the … Continue reading Into the Woods!
There’s a famous saying that you can’t polish a turd. Don’t despair – because you can always roll it in glitter! Some days I am up to my elbows in glitter. Continue reading #lifetips34
I just experienced the joy that is the post office. It’s a different dimension which never fails to disappoint. You can’t make this up – but they were out of letters and stamps. Perhaps it was just a red-painted building … Continue reading The joys of dealing with shaved monkeys
If I hear one more song about loving someone “forever”, I will consider proving that “forever” can in fact be abruptly ended with a blunt instrument to the head. This awful myth has spread to the general populace and is now bandied about ad nauseam. Forever does not exist. At best you get a “good innings”, but mostly you get a “great start” followed by a blessed escape from a burning building. Continue reading dating myth #25
If only my whining was like the internet and could be capped when it reached 3GB. Instead, its unlimited bandwidth has enabled terabytes of complaining this month. Perhaps if Net Nanny was a real person, she’d know what to do … Continue reading whining.net
This is the first scene of a new TV episode I am writing (with help from LA writer Brendan Pollecutt), based on a play I did ages back at the Market Theatre. Its a comedy drama set in one of those uniquely South … Continue reading If
Someone was talking about the net not always being what it seems – sometimes the men are men, and the women are men, and children are often the FBI. Continue reading The interweb
All these self-help books keep sharing how to “find yourself”. Having achieved this by simply looking behind the couch (where I was snugly hidden) I am now reaching the conclusion that I was perhaps better off “lost”. Of course the reversing of this option is a bit like trying to turn toast back into bread. Continue reading beyond #selfhelp
I’m convinced my ‘voice of reason’ is either mumbling or has a stutter – it would explain so many of the same bad choices I have made with such blinding conviction. Then again, it might be that my voice of reason might be foreign, like Spanish or Mongolian, in which case I can hardly be blamed for misunderstanding the project entirely. Continue reading ke?
Fantastic new research from University of Rochester shows that extrinsic rewards (money, cars, stuff) basically makes us more depressed – it’s called “hedonic adaption”. The research quotes that those focused on the “American dream” are basically the most miserable of all. Happiness = hard, meaningful work on self and social bonds. Either that or poor people are sponsoring the research. Continue reading Think on the happiness of this.